BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state education officials have declared void an agreement between the Buffalo school district and its teachers union in which the district said it wouldn't hold two years of evaluations against teachers.
Buffalo Superintendent Pamela Brown says the district will go along with the state's finding.
The state objected to the Jan. 15 agreement between Brown and the Buffalo Teachers Federation because it conflicted with the teacher evaluation plan the district submitted to the state.
New York, by law, required all of its roughly 700 school districts to establish new teacher rating systems and to use the findings, in part, to weed out bad teachers.
Union President Philip Rumore says it's not fair for teachers' jobs to be at stake based on an evaluation system that's being newly implemented.
Indeed it does.